A recent article on Finance.Yahoo.com listed the 14 most stressful jobs in America according to a career information expert. He developed this list by comparing the stress levels of over 700 occupations listed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Factors include how often an employee faces stressful situations, the consequences of their errors, as well as deadlines faced by employees.
1. First Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives: They supervise and coordinate the activities of the police force.
2. Mental Health Counselors: They work with individuals and groups to promote mental and emotional health.
3. Education Administrators: They plan and direct student services as well as other educational resources.
4. Broadcast News Analysts: They analyze and broadcast news from different sources.
5. Nurse Anesthetists: They administer anesthesia and oversee patients recovery from anesthesia.
6. Phlebotomy Technicians: They draw blood.
7. Pilots, Co-Pilots, and Flight Engineers: They pilot aircraft that carry passengers and cargo.
8. Air Traffic Controllers: They coordinate the movements of planes to insure they are safe distances apart.
9. Surgeons: They operate on patients.
10. Obstetricians and Gynecologists: They specialize in pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive issues.
11. Dancers: They use movement to express ideas or stories in performance.
12. Psychiatric Technicians: They provide therapeutic care for those with mental illnesses.
13. Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers: They receive emergency and non-emergency calls and coordinate response from emergency teams.
14. Psychiatric Aides: They help patients with mental illnesses with daily activities.